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Monday, February 15, 2010

Five Years After Rafiq Hariri

Yesterday Lebanon marked the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri. The optimism generated by the original "Cedar Revolution" movement seems a remote memory now. Syrian troops may have left Lebanon, but Syrian influence still runs deep, and Sa‘d Hariri has made his trip to Damascus now that he is Prime Minister.

I could rehash the events of the past five years, or even just of the past year, but I think most of my readers are familiar with them. It gets to be depressing after awhile. Instead I think I'll refer you to my post of last October, "The Modern History of Lebanon in One Headline."

1 comment:

LJ Marczak said...

The anniversary as seen by the Gulf News Dubai.